In 2021 the Gatton Back to College Weekend will be held from Friday 3 December to Sunday 5 December - there will be an informal BBQ dinner available on the Friday evening for those who plan to arrive early.

The feature years in 2021 will be 1960 and 1961, 1970 and 1971, 1980 and 1981, 1990 and 1991, 2000 and 2001, 2010 and 2011, however, all past students and staff are welcome to attend. Those who wish to celebrate the “5-year” interval are welcome but due to the fact that we have double the number of “10-year” feature years in 2021, we are not officially recognising these years at the Saturday night dinner. All past students and staff are welcome to attend the weekend and there will be a reunion of former and current staff during lunch on Saturday.

Program of Events

Back to College Weekend (BTCW) program of events 3 - 5 December 2021

Friday 3 December

Time Description
2.30 pm Registration at UQGPSA Office, downstairs Morrison Hall (old Shelton)
4.30 pm Staff & Graduates Club open for drinks (underneath Foundation Building)
5.45 pm Registration desk closes
6.00 pm BBQ at the Staff & Graduates Club


 Saturday 4 December
 

Time    Description
8.00 – 9.00 am Breakfast at the Dining Hall
9.00 am Downstairs Morrison Hall recreation area: Registration desk - payments, receipts, room keys, name tags, info, etc. Morning Tea – meet, greet and re-connect with old acquaintances Museum open for browsing, raffle and merchandise sales, displays
9.15 am Tour of Veterinary Science Facility *
10.30 am Tour of Veterinary Science Facility *
11.00 am Campus Bus Tour at regular intervals throughout the day *
11.30 am   Year group photos on the steps of the Foundation Building
12.00 noon Lunch at the Dining Hall
2.00 pm Tour of Gatton Research Dairy * Staff & Graduates Club opens for drinks
2.30 pm Afternoon Tea at Morrison Hall
3.00 pm Annual General Meeting at Morrison Hall
4.15 pm Registration desk closes and moves to Dining Hall
5.30 pm  Staff & Graduates Club closed for dinner
  Pre-Dinner Drinks at the Dining Hall
6.15 pm  Commencement of formal dinner proceedings
6.30 pm   Reunion Dinner
9.00 pm Staff & Graduates Club open for relaxed socializing
10.00 pm Dining Hall closed


Sunday 5 December

Time Description
8.00 – 9.00 am Breakfast at the Dining Hall
10.00 am Campus Bus Tour at regular intervals until noon
10.30 am Morning Tea at Morrison Hall
12.00 – 1.00 pm Lunch at the Dining Hall
1.00 pm Depart at leisure

* All tours depart from and return to the front of Morrison Hall. People going on tours of the Dairy or Veterinary facilities please note that enclosed shoes must be worn.

Any further enquiries, please contact the Secretary, Kim Jorgensen on 0438 130 963  or email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.

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